Mischief Company is a new physical theatre company based in the U.K. which aims to bring daring, imaginative and challenging works to its audiences. The collaboration of co-artistic directors, David Lloyd and Natascha Metherell, interweaves slick physical movement and bold theatrical imagery to create storytelling at its most exciting and innovative. Inspired by classic stories and texts, Mischief Company creates cinematically influenced visuals with a specially commissioned and uniquely theatrical sound experience.

Mischief Company received consecutive grants from Arts Council England in 2015 and 2016 for the research and development of “RED” a new work inspired by the fairy-tale “Little Red Riding Hood” and Dante’s “Inferno”. In 2017 with further Arts Council England funding and a commission from Pavilion Dance South West, “RED” was premiered at Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth.

In 2019 Mischief has successfully received funding from Arts Council England to begin research and Development on their new work BLUE, commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West, supported by Dance City and RED will be presented as part of Surf The Wave UK Dance Showcase later this year.

Mischief Company are Associate Artists at Pavilion Dance South West, and Cumbria University. We are also supported by Arts Council England and Jasmin Vardimon Company, Dance City.

Relationship with PDSW:

Mischief Company is a Playtime Artist of PDSW.

“We had the pleasure of being picked up by Pavilion Dance South West in 2015 when we first research and developed RED in the studios. We had a fantastic three years working together to develop RED into a full show and had the pleasure to premiere the work at PDSW’s Ocean Room Theatre in 2017. Mischief is excited to continue building the relationship with their new work, ‘BLUE’. Mischief would like to say a massive thank you to PDSW for all the support and guidance they have offered us.” – Mishchief Company

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